The increasing number of legionellosis cases require a disease management system. Appropriate diagnosis and treatment methods may help in the management of the illness. So the rising demand for advanced diagnostic techniques may stimulate growth in the legionella testing market. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a report on legionella. According to the report, 4,586 and 6,328 legionnaire cases were reported in 2013 and 2017, respectively. The disease is rapidly growing with a rate of 13.6% annually.
Legionellosis is considered a serious respiratory disorder that is commonly caused by Legionella. The illness is a prominent concern, and it needs intensive care as well as hospitalization. The legionella testing market was US$ 193.9 Mn. value in 2017. Further, according to new report by TMR, the legionella testing market is expected show compound annual growth rate of 9.4% during the forecast period from 2017 to 2025. The estimated valuation of the legionella testing market from 2017 to 2025 is to rise to US$ 398.7 Million.
Modern World Shifting for Automated and Digital Diagnostics Methods in Legionella Testing Market
The key insights on legionella testing market report has identified that water testing has emerged as a rapidly growing segment. Different government policies are contributing to the growth of the legionella testing market. The microbial culture in the water testing method shares a prominent portion in the testing techniques.
The microbial culture is undertaken using PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction). Presently, polymerase chain reaction is anticipated to grow as a prominent segment as per the market research insight on legionella testing market. The repeated results from the diagnosis, and the diagnosis is accurate and in time. So, this feature enables the diagnostic method preferable among healthcare providers.
Currently, people are adopting automated and digital diagnostic techniques. These novel diagnostic techniques save time and ensure reliable reports. On the other hand, conventional testing methods come with time limitations. To get the delivery of the test result, patients used to wait for more than a week. Plus, there was no surety about the accuracy of the results. Sometimes, these conventional diagnostic techniques used to result either in delayed treatment or healthcare providers had to start with presumptive treatment of the patients. Because of these circumstances, outbreaks resulted.
One of the key factors for the growth rate of the legionella testing market is the rise in aging population. The World Health Organization has presented the data about the increasing geriatric population. In 2010, the population of old aged people was 524 Million at the global platform, and it is further expected to reach 2 Billion by the end of 2050. These people are prone to contract legionella infections because their immune system is weakened.
Some of the key players in the legionella testing market include Qiagen N.V., Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., BioMérieux Inc., Becton, Dickinson, and Company, and Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
Urinary Antigen Test Dominates Legionella Testing Market
The urinary antigen test (UAT) is dominating test type segment in the legionella testing market among other diagnostic techniques. This diagnostic method holds a prominent share in the market. The UAT methods ensure early diagnosis of the illness, and it serves as a key factor for the adoption of this diagnostic method in the legionella testing market. The advanced antigen detection facilities are easily available in the industry, and it boosts the adoption of urinary antigen tests in the legionella testing market.
The laboratory segment holds a prominent position in the legionella testing market. The major reason for the adoption of this type is the increasing rate of government investment in the healthcare sector among developing economies. It is further boosting the funding available for different research purposes in the medical industry. The private sector is also investing a handsome amount in the pharmaceutical industries in developed economies across the globe. So, the increasing rate of investment helps in research and development activities in the legionella testing market. North America is anticipated to lead according to the market survey on the legionella testing market among other regions.
The legionella testing market is segmented into the following sections:
- Legionella Testing Market, by Test Type
- Culture Methods
- Urinary Antigen Test (UAT)
- Direct Fluorescent Antibody Test (DFA)
- Nucleic Acid-based Detection
- Legionella Testing Market, by Application
- Clinical Testing Methods
- Environmental Testing Methods
- Legionella Testing Market, by End Users
- Diagnostic Laboratories
- Legionella Testing Market, by Region
- North America
- United Sates
- United Kingdom
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Latin America (LATAM)
- Rest of LATAM
- Middle East & Africa (MEA)
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- Rest of MEA
- North America
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